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fury in egypt security forces and pro morsi supporters lock horns in the worst violence since the revolution two years ago which is left hundreds dead. the saudi prince speaks out against the wrong doings of the ruling monarchy in his own country condemning the injustice abuse and killings r.t. talks to him exclusively. rubbish at spying where he londoners question the use of high tech litter been such scam people smartphones a report on that shortly. in the storm of l.g.b. to protest against the sochi winter olympics some want to boycott the games over brussels law against gay propaganda to under eighteen's others call to use the event as a political protest. and
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were welcome to the weekly here in archie with me and he said no way this sunday good to have you with us egypt is convulsing in a bloody civil unrest with more than seven hundred people killed this week alone across the country friday marks the peak with almost two hundred deaths in cairo in clashes between supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi and his opponents backed by the military probe rather hood activists then barricaded themselves in a mosque the scene she later ended in a shootout are true reports. well the tensions are palpable here in the capital cairo as today marks the start of what the morsy supporters have called departure the coup week which is a week long series of protests and rallies in the capital and across the country particularly yesterday we had this twenty four hour standoff between morsy
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supporters and security forces which resulted in a very bloody gun battle yesterday afternoon as hundreds of protesters had basically been trapped in a central cairo mosque with the injured which had been turned into a field hospital on friday afternoon so this finished saturday afternoon but with security forces essentially storming this building and the protesters there most of them being arrested now since wednesday when the security forces violently cleared that two encampments in cairo they have used a lot of force against any more protest or rally including on friday we saw live ammunition being fired at protesters who attempted to set up another sit in on wednesday morning i got a panicked phone call from a protest about the way is that in which is now no longer an encampment at that point i saw the security forces opening fire with live ammunition an automatic weapon and anyone who was approaching the encampment meanwhile after four hours of gunfire i managed to get inside where i saw protesters women and children huddled
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in the corner behind sandbanks there were the injured you've been shot in the head the chest the stomach being taken to field hospitals and then the next day of course they had their makeshift morgues in a mosque two hundred bodies just laid out there with extremely bloody some of people missing their heads some people beyond recognition the security forces say that their officers have been killed meanwhile we've had some major deaths from the mizzen brotherhood's leadership the supreme guide to the eyes which could lead to lost his son my colleague paula has also been on the ground here in cairo she brings you this report from the makeshift morgues after every battle there is a reckoning. this is where the tally for this week's deadly clashes is taking place here in the eman must where the bodies of the date and burnt are being false and it was here finally with a fear held me mohammed found her son she learnt on facebook the twenty three year old had been killed she tried in vain to get through sniper fire to reach the
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robber a dummy a mosque where he'd been camping for weeks as well as he died from two bullets one was in his heart their army claims the protesters had weapons but it was a peaceful sit in the police killed him they were standing on top of the roofs they burned some of the bodies and burned some people alive it was egypt's most bloody day of violence since the revolution two and a half years ago this old man managed to save his koran but not his wife she was among the hundreds killed many of them burnt beyond recognition tears of anguish against a backdrop of angry demonstrations i think that's why you march a city obey the the people when they go to the district in the jones here it is i think you said that i listen and i'm obeying the will of the egyptian be able went to the streets how about this we will watch stay in the street for forty seven days then they will rise and their gift is to kill them dr mohammad mahmoud was on
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duty when the first casualty started coming in within hours he treated several dozen patients they wounds were worse than anything he'd seen before marking a turning point he says from which there was no return the egyptian army usually defend people but what we know are they gyptian army even our religion we have some prophecies said these are the best army and over the world but not to kill his own people his the egyptians always we are our history with the egyptian army to defend us not to kill us because that's why i'm saying this is a very bad and black chapter of the accusations encounter. nations are heating up each side blames the other for unprovoked excessive violence the army stands accused of firing at an armed protesters while the brotherhood is feared for spreading violence anything is possible now unfortunately and every single step that we've been witnessing from since january twenty five. we we don't think the
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next step is going to happen it's so far away and then it happens so anything is possible now the interior ministry has given police a green light to use live ammunition against anyone who attacks government buildings while the muslim brotherhood is vowing nothing will stop its glorious revolution in a country many fear is now teetering on the brink of civil war policy r.t. cairo. the european union says it will reassess its relationship with egypt following days of unprecedented violence there this follows condemnation from the united states where president obama announced washington is canceling a joint military exercise with egypt but america will continue sending annual aid to the army worth one point three billion dollars the shipments include f. sixteen fighter jets apache helicopters and stronger missiles as well as high tech surveillance hardware a spokesman woman i should say from the british egyptians for democracy group says
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this runs counter to washington's declared stance on democracy well it's actually quite shameful to see countries and leaders of western governments who held themselves because of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in into it what obama came out and said simply not enough this is what the obama's one point five million of subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the army may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to signed with democracy in egypt they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling ambassadors and the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and revolution this is a revolution and they must side the west the world must come together and side with
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those who have been oppressed in egypt. catch up with what's going on in egypt at r.t. dot com there we have firsthand account of the dramatic events close video and images right from the heart of the address. already at the center of a global surveillance maelstrom a new privacy scandal erupted in the u.k. this one though over rubbish bins high tech trash cans in london can now identified passers by by scanning their smartphones apparently in the name of advertising archies probably bought polly boyd explains. just a ben think again these nifty looking little bins are connected so why five and that means that they can track the movements of each and every person walking down this street as long as they've got a smartphone that's connected to why fine now the digital stalking is all in the
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name of advertising simply by knowing who you are and where you'll go and they can alter the images on the screen here to tailor the advertisement to whoever is walking down the street in the city of london corporation have said that they also use the sun by despite technology that they've asked the company responsible for the bins to switch them off the local authority here say that schemes like this require the backing of an informed public but just how aware are the british public of the erosion of their so-called digital privacy in the wake of the n.s.a. scandal it's been revealed that it's not just come on show companies but entire governments that are spying on their citizens and just last week we found out that just telecom on the bird the phone had been secretly processing on details of their customers conversations over to intelligence agency g c h q coming into our privacy . without my knowledge it would be a cause of concern is
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a breach of. breach of confidentiality i just would have nothing to hide so i don't really care but still i don't think that. that's fair from them not telling us that we present for mission to governments who are true in your concerns citizens' private information should stay private i've got nothing to hide so it doesn't matter. how long all that stuff is very much to the other side is there anything in the final things i shouldn't. it to be honest with mass surveillance is now a reality of our everyday lives c.c.h. to call it safe so he's very according to experts they scoop up as much information as possible online and through telephone traffic in order to pull through it i think there is that they may be doing him much more in making many of them using even. money boy i see. former am i six agent harry ferguson says that in all likelihood your data isn't staying put in that. this is always the
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danger that your personal data to one that it will be passed on further and we already know that a lot of the major companies google and so forth that data get shared far more widely than one would expect and i think it's just another reminder to everybody to draw on guard your data privacy as best you can and revealed that there are many programs in fact prying on people's digital security and the lesson is that all those who expose the role of the n.s.a. and britain they should also be aware that other countries are also spying on their privacy i went to a conference just recently which concerned invasions from abroad and in particular circuit boards in this case some income from china and when they were examined closely it was found that they had extra circuits on that nobody could explain and when the chinese firm was asked why these circuits on this particular board would go into these computers the chinese simply said we can't tell you it's commercial confidence please send them straight back so i think we've got to be careful of
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everybody our own governments and foreign governments as well. except the situation or go to jail that's the message saudi authorities are sending to the opposition jails are packed by those who dared to speak out while the country's dire human rights record has ignited resistance within the monarchy itself r.t. arabic spoke exclusively to saudi prince khaled been for al saud who is a protest forced him to become a dissident himself. and the government is obviously scared of the arab revolutions and they responded as they usually do by resorting to oppression violence arbitrary law and arrest the easiest thing they can do is deprive you of your salary or fire you altogether so the ruling regime is not guarded by justice and this is especially true of the ministry of interior there is no independent judiciary that has both police and the prosecutor's office are countable to the interior ministry the ministries officials investigate crimes they call them crimes related to
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freedom of speech so they fabricate evidence don't allow people to have attorneys things like that happen all over the place they even put people under arrest for an indefinite amount of time even if a court rules to release such a criminal the ministry of interior keeps him in prison even though there is a court order to release him and there have even been killings killings and as for the external opposition saudi intelligence forces by means people abroad there is no safety inside or outside the country could you describe these people who oppose the royal family and what are their goals opposition used to demand wider peoples representation in governing bodies more rights and freedoms but the authorities reacted with violence and persecution instead of a dialogue and now the opposition wants this regime gone but we both know that despite numerous human rights violations in saudi arabia your country seldom faces
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straight decision from the west. and from the united states in particular when senior u.s. officials meet with their saudi counterparts this if they can be any critical comments from washington. well. the white house certainly does maintain a longstanding alliance with the leaders of saudi arabia cemented by common interests in the middle east that in there are classified contacts between riordan the u.s. administration in recent time they've been employed to step up the government administered reforms but those reforms are not driven by the elites desire to empower the people of the kingdom instead they are merely urged by reforms that the regime might fall unless it reforms itself and oppression is widespread in saudi arabia there is no free speech no freedom of expression corruption is rampant in all areas from the level bureaucrats to hiring officials every civil servant is very skillful in using bribes in their operations. and one of the most recent high
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profile cases the founder of a liberal website design for political and social debate was sentenced to six hundred lashes and seven years in prison we spoke to asia times correspondent pepe escobar about the kingdom's motives and it applies this level of punishment to activists there is equally it's carrot and stick carrots in the form of a sixty billion dollar handout program by king abdulla at the beginning of the arab spring in two thousand and one this elders were horrified by the beginning of the arab spring in neighboring bahrain sol they bribed their own subjects number one number two this stick is against the shiite minority of roughly ten percent of saudi arabia who lives in the eastern province that's where most of the oil is by the way so it's only normal ziploc recy they say to the americans and they tell the world that they are intervening in syria for a more democratic syria post assad and inside saudi arabia it's the sunni shiite divide and they go against ten percent of their own population. spiraling faith in
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the dark. or and a currency meltdown prompts germany to recall its gold stocks stashed across the u.s. washington though is has a bit to refuse hasn't in its refusing to let berlin so much as say its gold in its entirety a report on the bullion standoff coming up after a break. and .
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speak your language. programs in documentaries in arabic it's all here on all team reporting from the world talks to six of p.r.p. interview intriguing story to tell you. the. arabic to find out more visit our big i don't know it's called. whether preempting or eurozone meltdown or boozing face in the dollar at the german government is pulling much of its gold back home and it's the u.s. that stands to be worst hit during the cold war much of berlin's billion was moved to vaults across america places so safe that the germans are having trouble
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actually getting their go back artie's going to check out reports. behind these walls is one of the most secretive organizations in the world u.s. federal reserve whether it's nice to audit them it's a wall this place is impenetrable for we years the u.s. federal reserve has been the place where many countries of the word a big chunk of their nations well as the countries weathered different waves of economic crises around the instability the federal reserve seems to them like a more or less secure place to keep their funds but are the funds really secure or are they even there there has been speculation for a long time that the fed doesn't actually have much gold that he has either sold it all lent it out or used it as collateral for borrowings either way there are many claims that the gold that is being stored on behalf of many nations doesn't actually exist germany has recently decided to bring home all these gold but the federal reserve says that it's not possible that it would need until two thousand
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and twenty to be able to accomplish such a transfer germany then asked to visit the fed vaults to make sure that the gold is actually there but the fed first refused to permit germany to exempt examine its own gold then the germans apparently assisted in the fed did open only one of nine rules but they were not permitted to either enter or touch the gold the german government has stored about half of its schools supply with the us federal reserve so they are understandably nervous this makes not only germans nervous of course u.s. financial institutions have a history of selling things that don't exist one example last year goldman sachs were proven to have been selling gold certificates to the public saying that they were backed by real gold in their vaults but the story leaked out that they in fact held no gold at all and were doing the so-called fractional reserve gold banking on the basis that few people would want to claim their gold at any one time now we see
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many countries trying to maneuver away from the u.s. dollar is the main reserve currency and we see many central. increasing their own gold reserves and he seems that after all these years the world decided they put too much power in this one building. it seems that iraq is down to its last option in how to curb the violence plaguing the country after months of unrest and killings baghdad says it will welcome u.s. drones targeting al qaeda on its territory a method widely condemned for civilian deaths in other countries that's on line for you today. and the so-called zombie pigeon epidemic in moscow has some muscovites sounding the alarm as they believe the disease could spread to humans read more at our dot com. this week saw a storm of worldwide protest directed at russia with activists calling to move the twenty fourteen winter olympics from sochi or boycott the games altogether they were opposing what they brand an anti-gay law adopted in russia the recent
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legislation against the promotion of homosexuality to minors together with my colleagues were say we interviewed a panel of guest. we are an international community bonded by the homophobia that affects all of us and what we have to do is take a stand against the fact that the government is actually preventing education rather than propaganda that is desperately needed feel people who are growing up lesbian and gay growing up with prejudice this causes death it causes distress anti gay bullying is terrific but it also is deep in issues because of the huge fines it imposes an organization and individuals who even mention gay rights but i am going right against you know you i constantly as a journalist here in suicide put you know i constantly as a journalist here go on about gay rights in russia and i on this channel i've spoken various networks around the world about this i've not been penalized or find
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out or i'm just trying to get people at home the reality of the situation here i posted on facebook on saturday probably abuse on face for others in the protests and as as basically a scouse journalist here i know the reality of life and i just wanted to put to stop the styria you know it doesn't snow all year around there's a simmering active thriving gay community in russia and indeed in sochi when i was filming the last week there was one that said i just wanted to actually get my car on humble mature opinion regarding gay life in russia and i was nothing short of i was assassinated if there is one of four having possibly you know you know pro you know thoughts on russia which is seen as as evil russia want to talk about it's a political commentator alexander london as well as the recent levada poll recently saying that more than half of russian support the law and conservative traditions alexander your thoughts on that well i think first of all i've been asking some people here what is it exactly that british athletes are planing to do and sort
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your other going to. get lifestyles are they going to compete they're actually in the games themselves look at me tell you something about believed. the lord be here and the game will be as world. none none existing debate about gay marriage same sex marriage the debate was suppressed by the liberal elite nobody was allowed to say anything the moment you questioned you know whether it's a wise thing to do you were immediately accused of being called before i think you'd started for the gay community to realize you cannot prevent the people for having their own views and in london you know of what those who are on computers and. phones by the get a by the liberal elites that know to love this political correctness has turned into censorship all of the countries and i think this gets forgotten have signed in a limp dick charter which states that there is no kind of demonstration or
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political religious or racial propaganda allowed at any olympic sites venues or other areas is the l g b t community going to allow this olympics to become about gay rights and not about the olympics and also what about other minorities that feel like they need to have their say at the olympics how many protests are we going to see we're going to have a gay pride protest and then a protest about western countries that want russia to intervene in syria and then another protests from the environmentalists they don't think the olympics should be held there at all everyone is going to want to have their say. and russia's top gay activist says he's not speaking to the western media anymore he says his words are being twisted and used to paint the country in a bad light and turn the issue into a political scandal that's after all he had on a social network with another russian l g b t activist recently wrote an article for the guardian suggesting the russian government plans to take children away from homosexual couple. and one of russia's most famous athletes olympic pole vault
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champion you don't listen by of us spoke out in support of the law thing it's background lies in the country's history she also said trying to boycott the games to be unfair to competitors. it's the respectful to our cancer it's some respect old to our seats isn't because we are russians maybe we are different and european people there are other people from different learned we have our law which everyone have to respect and if some police and if some person who are not just try to make us such a problem as they does. the gears because of these big up because of our law so i think it's unfair front of their. them by of comments quickly to fire from some l g b t supporters who branded her a homophobe however ban harris quiney from the think tank the bow group believes she had a point when she called on athletes not to use the olympics as a platform for their views billie her english was was slightly broken she clarified
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what she was trying to say in that when nations travel to international sporting events they should respect the culture and the laws of the host nation so you're right if you're going to take part in international sporting events any country i think you have to go there and in recognition of the fact that the country may well be different from your own it's a point of international engagement with russia because there's a there's a major international tournament that's that's going to take place next year i don't think it's appropriate to political views in that forum clearly there are many athletes that feel the same way it's far from just russia we were in beijing in two thousand and eight hopefully we're going to be in qatar in twenty fourteen as well and it's about going to those countries and focusing on the sport not focusing on the differences between the between the culture and laws in those countries. just ahead we report on the life of a couple who have dedicated themselves to saving children abandoned by the fight.
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the video game company of heroes two is facing a lot of heat from gamers inside the former soviet union in fact fourteen thousand people thus far have taken the time to sign a change dot org petition to get the game removed from former communist shelves across the land why are people so mad this looks like some sort of world war two game i mean in this type of game there isn't going to be a murdering of honkers or virtual rampaging through cities with rocket launchers so why did they start a petition for you to blogger called the bad comedian made a detailed twenty five minute video depicting all the gross historical inaccuracies and exaggerations throughout the game the game prefers the soviet army as a pack of slave driving before with every soviet officer wanting nothing more than
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to shoot his old soldiers in the back or send them to the gulag forthwith according to polygon dot com the game exploits where moments in the wars history like some very limited battles were soviet soldiers went in unarmed and made it look as if sitting right fullest infantry directly into machine gun fire was part of the soviet army manual maybe it is a bit oversensitive to flip out over a dumb video game but lies repeated often enough will become true in the minds of millions of people who play the game and that's why you can't back down when it comes to historical falsification but that's just my opinion.
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it was mostly disability going to the country for a few words you tell to bring everyone together here everyone's here. you can you see everyone fifteen people really pleasantry those women who went fishing with you all to my eyes deceive me when yes i would but of course when it comes to fishing you can do that for an hour so full of that ask him to call everyone together when nobody's here. why you're late what's the problem your dad was working you always mess everything up with you is that you. what am i. a clown. most of these fifteen boys have been in trouble with the law for violence or. homeless orphans with no money or relatives. or uncle slob as he's known isn't a supervisor he's there.